THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
LIVELIHOODS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
This programme seeks to improve alternative livelihoods and incomes of individual households adjacent to biodiversity hotspots and protected areas.
WOMEN AND GENDER PROGRAMME
Seeks to empower women, youths and girls via institutional strengthening, economic literacy & empowerment, and education. This Programme is coordinated by the ERuDeF Center for the Advancement of Women Initiatives in Cameroon.
ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING (ABS) INITIATIVE
Seeks to promote equitable sharing of benefits accruing from the exploitation of genetic resources and indigenous and traditional knowledge in Cameroon.
CONSERVATION FINANCE PROGRAMME
This program seeks to establish a non-profit community foundation, the Forest Protection Fund (FoProF), through which community-based conservation and sustainable development initiatives will be supported around protected areas and biodiversity hotspots. The Programme also seeks to establish the ERuDeF Endowment Fund that will support ERuDeF’s core costs and other charitable programmes of the organisation.